• Air Force, Army medevacs 30 patients

    Chaos ensues on the flight line as 30 battered and bruised patients ail from injuries suffered during simulated wartime contingencies. Responsible for rapidly responding and stabilizing the situation, a special crew of U.S. Air Force and Army medical professionals rush to the scene with one

  • AFRL tests life-saving tool to add to aeromedical tool kit

    Stethoscopes are acoustic medical devices designed to listen to the internal sounds of the human body such as the heart, lungs, intestines, or the blood flow in arteries and veins. According to medical experts in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, this is a go-to tool

  • Operational Hospital Support Unit Bremerton trains with Air Force

    Activated Reserve Sailors assigned to Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Bremerton were joined by their Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) counterpart for joint exercise Tropic Halo alongside U.S. Air Force 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) members at Joint Base Lewis McCord in Tacoma,

  • 910th teams with 445th for aeromedical evacuation training

    Youngstown Air Reserve Station aircrew members flew a C-130H Hercules aircraft to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to conduct an aeromedical evacuation exercise with medical personnel from the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The C-130H is a versatile aircraft that can be customized for a wide

  • Care in the Air

    Dangers are always present in today’s world. Whether it is a category 5 hurricane hitting the East Coast leveling everything in its path or an intense fire fight in the heartland of Afghanistan, every day could be someone’s last. However, there is a squadron always ready at a moment’s notice to do

  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter.The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to

  • C-17 Globemaster III: An aircraft as versatile as AE crews

    Larger, faster and flexible – a flying ICU. Since joining the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1993, the C-17 Globemaster III has significantly expanded aeromedical evacuation capabilities.In addition to its transport and other numerous mission sets, the C-17 converts to provide aeromedical evacuation to

  • From Just Cause to Iraqi Freedom: Nurse recounts time through three wars

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Carol Vermillion felt no fear while flying to Panama in December 1989 as part of Operation Just Cause, the first of three conflicts where she served as a nurse.“I was more excited and anxious,” recalled Vermillion, who retired as a colonel. “I felt more a part of the Air Force.”

  • Super Galaxy: AE’s biggest ally

    During a cold, gloomy first week of December, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event.The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the

  • Steady and ready: C-130 mainstay of medevac

    Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid in disaster relief efforts, and bring warfighters home.

  • Exercise Ultimate Caduceus

    Exercise Ultimate Caduceus is an annual patient movement exercise designed to test the ability of U.S. Transportation Command to provide medical evacuation.